Today’s pose has always been one of my favorites, yet it is one of those poses I don’t think to do very often, at least not outside of the studio. But I should. In fact we all should.
What pose am I talking about?
Legs up the wall.
Legs up the wall is just as it sounds. Lying on your back with your legs straight up a wall. Sounds simple, yet it is so beneficial! Let’s take a look at some of those benefits of “legs up,” as it’s often referred.
- Alleviates menstrual cramps (you guys!!!)
- Regulates blood flow
- Restores tired feet
- Improves digestion
- Calms anxiety
(Side note: go ahead and be jealous of my super stylish outfit, you’re allowed! LOL)
While you can obviously complete this pose at home anytime, it isn’t uncommon in a busy class to still do this pose without going to the wall. Instead we will just bring our legs straight up and hold them there. Since this is a point where we are usually nearing the end of our practice and things have slowed down, I can find this to be too much work, my legs and core will shake as I hold my feet up, so I will often take a block and put it right under my hips to add a little extra support and make the pose more restorative for me again.
Next time you find yourself in need of a little more comfort or with some gnarly cramps, head to the wall and just chill.
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Where are my ‘legs up’ fans?
I’ve never heard of this one! Must give it a try 😀
Completely unrelated but I love those socks/slippers! Soo cute and cozy looking!
I wish I could do this! This was one of my fav pre pregnancy things to do.
Uuuuum where did you get those slippers?! Because I need them. Need.
This is a wonderful pose. And those are some kick-a@@ socks!! Cure 🙂
That should say cute–silly phone!
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I have to agree with Gigi! I will definitely try this one! 🙂
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Wow I’ve never done or heard of this one! Relieves menstrual cramps?! YES please!!!
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OH SNAP! This is a yoga pose I can do without fail!
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Yes! Also one of my favorites. I used to mock this pose a little bit [silently, inside my own head] when I first started doing yoga. Now it’s my favorite way to end a practice, or any kind of work out.